The National Finals Rodeo is held at the Thomas & Mack Center. The address is 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154. This is approximately 1.5 miles East of where Las Vegas BLVD and Tropicana Ave intersect. Keep in mind: that address is really at the back of the building facing the university. The main entrance faces Swenson Ave.
VENUE SEATING INFORMATION
The Thomas & Mack Center holds just about 17,000 rodeo fans for the NFR each evening.
The lower level is called the "Plaza" with rows labeled A-V (20 rows).
The upper level is called the "Balcony"with rows labeled A-U (19 rows).
Additionally, there are four rows of "Gold Buckle" Seating down in front of sections 104-110 and 113-116 of the Plaza level. Those rows are labeled FF, GG, HH, & JJ.
In our opinion, the best seats are as far down low and as close to center as your budget allows. Being closer to the center of the arena gives you the best view of all of the events.
Keep in mind that there is a large 4-way video screen hanging in the middle of the arena that's always showing great coverage and replays of the event. You get a good view of that from any seat.
Of course, feel free to call us to get our input at any tickets you are thinking of purchasing. Many of our customers are perfectly happy up in the top rows at lower prices!
There are no seats for the NFR that are specifically noted as being "limited view." However, some seats may have partial obstructions due to railings, camera equipment, and other production equipment. This is common to any live event. The location of this equipment can change from year to year and is not disclosed ahead of time to any ticket resellers.
TRANSPORTATION TO THE RODEO
There are complimentary NFR shuttle busses from many of the casino resorts on The Strip, Downtown, as well as some outlying resorts.
COWBOY CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOW INFORMATION
Be sure not to miss this, and admission is free! The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show is the longest running gift show of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The show will be open from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. during each day of the NFR. Enjoy walking through this amazing gift show, with more than enough wares to keep even the most avid shopper entertained all day....probably for several days! The show is located in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, near the intersection of Paradise Road and Desert Inn This is just under a mile East of Las Vegas Boulevard. Over 300,000 square feet of show floor hosts 400 plus vendors from across the U.S. and Canada. You'll see a very unique and vast selection of products including customized jewelry, western wear, boots and spurs, saddles, roping gear, furniture, original art, handmade crafts, as well as a great selection of Official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise. There is even a free shuttle from The Cowboy Christmas Show directly to the Thomas & Mack Center so that you won't miss the rodeo!
ABOUT THE WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO
The 1st NFR was held in Dallas in 1959. Later, it was held in Los Angeles and Oklahoma City before coming to Las Vegas in 1985 with the help of Las Vegas visionary Benny Binion. The Wrangler NFR is one of the hottest tickets in town, and sells out every year. The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the largest prize money rodeo in the world. The Wrangler NFR is also the most prestigious rodeo, deciding which cowboys will get to wear the gold buckle as world champion each year!
Each of the ten days, you'll see the top fifteen money winners in each of seven different events compete in: bull riding, bareback riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing. The venue is relatively small compared to demand to see this amazing event. A large portion of the tickets are allocated to riders and sponsors. Given that there is such a high demand for the rest of the seats from the public, NFR tickets are scarce and difficult to obtain. However, this is our specialty!